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Early in my career, a young girl who had been completely non-verbal following a traumatic event came into my office. I wasn't sure what to do, so we silently played with pipe cleaners.

The next day her mother called to tell me her daughter smiled after our session. It was her first smile in 6 months.

Once I saw how powerful play, connection and touch can be after horrific trauma, I knew I needed to learn more. I became a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and received specialized training for working with kids and complex trauma. 

After years of working with kids and trauma, what I've discovered is simple:

By incorporating play into our trauma treatment models, we give words to the voiceless and power to the powerless.

When you integrate play therapy with the core components of the leading evidence-based trauma treatments like EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, and more, you can unlock a powerful approach that can help your clients achieve lasting results.

Let me teach you the tools, strategies and techniques you need to effortlessly blend play into your clinical practice. Join me today for my comprehensive certificate course, and I'll show you step-by-step how you can help heal unspeakable heartache and offer your clients hope through the power of play.

Get started below with your Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children & Adolescents.

See you in the course,
Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S

PS - You can become a Certified Child and Adolescent Professional when you complete this course. Learn more below...

Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
Healing the body through play


Valued at $379.97
Today Only $199.99
— An Unbelievable Value!

Earn up to 15.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This training meets the educational requirements to
become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
Learn more about certification.

 


 

What Will I learn?

This comprehensive certificate provides the foundation of skills you need to successfully integrate play therapy with the leading evidence-based trauma treatment models.

You'll begin by taking a deep dive into the treatment of trauma followed by an important view of the ethics of touch in therapy.

You'll end the training confident in your ability to implement play-based trauma interventions in a fun, engaging, safe and appropriate manner.

Module 1
Trauma Treatment for Children & Adolescents — Healing the Body Through Play

Through 9 video lessons, Dr. Jennifer Lefebre will provide you the step-by-step guidance you need to make it easier for the children in your practice to process trauma.

You'll begin Module 1 by exploring the neuroscience of childhood trauma and trauma theory. You'll then build on the foundations of trauma with a deep dive into assessment tools and strategies for complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder and more.

Next, Dr. Jenn will show you a new, integrated clinical framework that incorporates play therapy into proven evidence-based models including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC)
  • Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy (TARGET)
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Finally, you'll learn how to effortlessly use play therapy techniques into your daily practice. Together, you'll explore how to use sandtrays, drawings, embodied play and more to target shame, self-doubt, indiscriminate attachments, and interpersonal reactivity.

By the end of Module 1, you will understand how to develop a treatment plan that establishes safety, increases self-compassion, improves emotional and bodily regulation, and advances your trauma treatment.


Module 1
The Ethics of Touch with Janet Courtney, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S

What if that simple caring hug you gave a child in a therapy session somehow triggered a report to your licensing board?

Do you know what to do when a child hits you during a session?

What about when a child tries to touch you inappropriately?

In Module 2, Dr. Janet Courtney explores these ethical considerations of touch, including current research, cultural concerns, and the importance of touch to human development.

You'll see in-the-moment interventions and case examples that deal with issues related to attachment, autism, ADHD, Sensory processing disorder, and physical and sexual abuse.

You'll learn:

  • 20+ clinical and ethical best practice guidelines
  • 10 different types of touch that can occur in a therapy session
  • 4 ways to evaluate for a child’s psychosocial experiences related to touch
  • 5 therapeutic interventions to handle in-the-moment ethical dilemmas in a play therapy session
  • ...and more

 

Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
Healing the body through play


Valued at $379.97
Today Only $199.99
— An Unbelievable Value!

Earn up to 15.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This training meets the educational requirements to
become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
Learn more about certification.

Complete the training and get the tools and strategies you need to...

Module 1

Adapt the program. Whether you have 20 minutes or an hour, work in a school setting, have your own therapy room, or practice in-home therapy, you'll learn tips and tricks to make play therapy work for you.

 

Integrate a holistic approach. With play therapy, you can get to the heart of the problem and improve behaviors such as aggression, defiance, emotional instability, and more, without the use of medication.

 

Improve compliance. Play therapy homework is fun. And when your clients and their families integrate the easy and engaging activities you'll learn in this course at home, you'll meet your clinical goals faster.

 

Incorporate families. Unlike other modalities, play therapy is easy to do with families. You'll learn simple ways to adapt the tools and strategies you use one-on-one with your client to also include families — so you can help build stronger, healthier relationships.

 

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional?

Module 1Get Certified and Go Further... Become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on trauma treatment best-practices.

 

Professional Reputation and Credibility

Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your skills.

 

Client Trust

Provide assurance to consumer and clients when you display your certification. When you complete your certification, they can be confident you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.

>Click here for more information about certification.

 

Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
Healing the body through play


Valued at $379.97
Today Only $199.99
— An Unbelievable Value!

Earn up to 15.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This training meets the educational requirements to
become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
Learn more about certification.

Enroll today and you'll get these FREE Bonus items (A $129.98 value!)...

Module 1
Digital Download | Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders
By: Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Get the "tricks of the trade" of play therapy through useful, creative interventions that will enhance your understanding of mental health issues, risk factors, and the impact of the parent-child relationship within each disorder you treat.

Play Therapy is filled with dozens of powerful play techniques adapted for use in individual, family, and group therapy, for schools, and at home.

Inside you'll find:

  • Printable worksheets
  • Hands-on activities
  • Parent-child interventions
  • Dynamic therapeutic games
  • Puppet play
  • Guided imagery
  • Expressive and creative arts
  • Tips for parents and teachers
  • ...and so much more

 

Module 1
FREE Membership to the International Association of Trauma Professionals

Your free membership provides you exclusive discounts and benefits, including a copy of the IATP: Trauma Therapist Toolkit: 2nd Edition, which is filled with hundreds of professional resources to help you improve your clinical outcomes.

Your membership to the IATP also showcases your dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes to your clients, your employer and your surrounding community.

Rave Reviews for the Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents
 
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“Very well done with practical and useful examples.”
—Debra R., LCSW

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“Dr. Lefebre is very knowledgeable! I took away many practical approaches as well as a new way to conceptualize trauma treatment.”
—Shaileen B., LCSW

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“Truly excellent with plenty of examples from actual cases”
—JoAnn R., LCSW

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“Great approach to this topic!”
—Christa C., LMHC

Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
Healing the body through play


Valued at $379.97
Today Only $199.99
— An Unbelievable Value!

Earn up to 15.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This training meets the educational requirements to
become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
Learn more about certification.

About the course faculty:
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Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a clinical supervisor and EMDR consult facilitator at the Trauma Center. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2006.

She is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, and has received specialized training in Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working toward becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. Additionally, she is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant.

Dr. Lefebre’s clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, and combat veterans with PTSD. She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient and community mental health settings, and schools, and has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has provided trainings around the country integrating play therapy and evidence-based trauma practices.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.

 


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Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, is founder of FirstPlay Therapy® and an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Social Work, Miami Shores, FL. She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx speaker, chair of the Ethics and Practice committee through the Association for Play Therapy, and past president of the Florida Association for Play Therapy.

Dr. Courtney is author and co-editor of the groundbreaking 2017 book, Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide. Her research into touch is published in the International Journal of Play Therapy, and the American Journal of Art Therapy. She is also published in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture and is a contributing author for the chapter, "Touching Autism through Developmental Play Therapy" in the book Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

She offers a certification in FirstPlay Therapy® (including FirstPlay® Infant Massage Storytelling). She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including the Cayman Islands, England, Ireland, Morocco, Russia and the Ukraine. She specializes in infant play therapy/infant mental health, attachment, and trauma related issues.

Dr. Courtney’s new form of Kinesthetic Storytelling® can be found in her children’s book, The Magic Rainbow. Visit her website at www.FirstPlayTherapy.com

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Janet Courtney is founder of FirstPlay™ Therapy. She is in private practice and an adjunct professor at Barry University. Dr. Courtney receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Janet Courtney is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


Who is this training for?

Created for professionals who work with children, including counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, play therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapist, and more, the education provided in this intensive online training is designed to breathe new life into your clinical treatment plans.

This interactive online certificate training also offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on helping children and families succeed.

Continuing Education Credits Available!
Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.

Want to know more about the course outline?
Click here for course objectives and outline.

Additional questions about this certificate training?
Please contact PESI toll free at 800-844-8260.


Certificate of Completion

Module 1In recognition of completing this intensive training, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Your certificate not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

Earning your certificate also makes you eligible to become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Learn more about certification here.

 

 


Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to the comprehensive training plus the FREE Bonuses — all designed to help you effectively integrate proven treatment strategies into your practice. Review all the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! Click here for course objectives and outline.

 

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Access all course videos and materials online forever.

 

 

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Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on mastering trauma treatment for kids, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.

 

 

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Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 15.25 CE Hours! Click here for total course CE Credit.


 

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Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
Healing the body through play


Valued at $379.97
Today Only $199.99
— An Unbelievable Value!

Earn up to 15.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This training meets the educational requirements to
become a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
Learn more about certification.